Air quality strategy and reviews

Air quality strategy and reviews

Air quality strategy and reviews

The Mayor’s London Local Air Quality Management (LLAQM) framework is the statutory process used by local authorities to review and improve air quality within their areas. This new framework is designed to specifically meet London’s needs.

London Authorities are required to review and assess air quality across their areas:

  • to assess the current air quality against the Air Quality Strategy objectives 
  • to predict the future air quality against the Air Quality Strategy objectives
  • to designate Air Quality Management Areas where Air Quality Strategy objectives are unlikely to be met and prepare a written action plan for such areas.

Pollutants we review

The air pollutants deemed to be of most concern and relevance are:

    • nitrogen dioxide
    • sulphur dioxide
    • particles.

We have designated Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) for areas where nitrogen dioxide and particulate levels exceeded our objective levels.

Annual Status Reports (ASRs) and the public facing summary Annual Status Summary Report (ASSRs) will be provided to the GLA in the future, replacing the previous DEFRA reporting process.


Progress reports

In previous years we were required by DEFRA to produce a report detailing monitoring results in the years when we are not undertaking a review and assessment.